IT Concentration

The Information Technology Concentrations in the M.A. and Ph.D. Programs

The information technology graduate curriculum provided by the School of Criminal Justice builds on the School's outstanding reputation as a center of high level quantitative research in criminal justice. The curriculum is designed to extend and expand the statistical and methodological expertise learned in the traditional sequence of the School's methods and statistical courses. Ph.D. and M.A. students take a selection of courses in Information Technology to earn a degree with a concentration in information technology in criminal justice. For the MA, these courses are ordinarily taken in lieu of an equivalent number of electives.

The 9-credit M.A. Concentration requires:

  • IST 523 (Fundamentals of IT) or INF 523 (Fundamentals of IT)
  • Data Utilization I
  • CRJ 693 (GIS) or CRJ 695 (Responsible Use of CJ Information)
  • A non-credit module encompassing data utilization software (focusing, for example, on SPSS)
The 15-credit Ph.D. Concentration requires:
  • IST 523 (Fundamentals of IT) or INF 523 (Fundamentals of IT)
  • CRJ 692 (Advanced Data Utilization)
  • CRJ 693 (GIS)
  • CRJ 695 (Responsible Use of CJ Information)
  • CRJ 694 (Spatial Data Analysis) or CRJ 690 (Statistical Techniques in CJ Research III)